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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust. Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions.
News & Updates
Former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair said he believes British voters will “do the sensible thing” and vote to stay in the European Union in next month’s referendum
Source: LA Times
Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew strived to light a fire under congressional leaders Tuesday by calling the fiscal crisis confronting Puerto Rico "immediate and real," with dire consequences for the island commonwealth's 3.5...
An Inuit community notices grizzly bears are traipsing through their land more and more. Bangladeshi fishers, faced with stormy skies, must stay off the water more often every year. After thousands of Arctic winters, Sweden’s...
Research & Insights
A reduction in the amount of oxygen dissolved in the oceans due to climate change is already discernible in some parts of the world and should be evident across large regions of the oceans between 2030 and 2040, according to a...
April 12, 2016 Dodd-Frank Rule Could Restrain CEO PaySource: Accounting Today
A long-awaited regulation from the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 requires companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay of employees and could prove to be effective in restraining the growth of CEO pay,...
Source: The Guardian
A £2.8bn government scheme funded by energy bill payers which aims to keep the lights on in Britain has been condemned as wasteful, expensive and “unfit for purpose” in a damning report.
Commentary & Opinion
May 3, 2016 Is a Coup Taking Place in Brazil?Source: The Atlantic
Is it a coup or isn’t it? Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff claims the impeachment proceedings against her, which have now progressed from the lower house of Congress to the upper house, have “no legal foundation” and “all the...
Source: American Enterprise Institute
My Eurosceptic bona fides run deep. I wrote my first diatribe against the EU in my teenage years. When I was in university, I interned for the office of the President of the Czech Republic, Václav Klaus – yes, the one who...
Source: The Guardian
It was a spectacular signal of global intent on Friday when more than 170 governments signed up to the Paris deal. But it’s just the start of a long, hard road
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